If you are on a budget but want to add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth Audio Streaming to your Acura this Power Acoustik radio is the answer. This radio isn’t going to blow you away with its overall appearance or features but under the hood it has all the options you want in a modern radio at an affordable price. It features a capacitive touchscreen, tactile buttons and a traditional volume knob to help control your apps and music. It also has the option to add a backup camera or an aftermarket amplifier for subwoofers. What this radio doesn’t have is a CD/DVD player, an AUX Input, Sirius XM Capabilities or built in GPS Guidance. The microphone, USB and AUX ports are right in the front of the radio and don’t require any additional components to function. Once the radio is connected and mounted in place you are good to start enjoying it. Our plug and play kit remove the need for any wiring so all you have to do is plug everything in. Our radio kit also allows you keep your factory steering wheel controls, amplifier, speakers and factory navigation in most Acura’s. NOTICE: This radio requires manual programming of the steering wheel controls. Please watch the video below to program your steering wheel controls.
Who should buy this radio:
This radio is designed for someone on a budget who wants a simple head unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth Audio Streaming. They don’t mind that the radio isn’t a top tier name brand and that some advanced audio features may be missing. They are more focused on the fact that this radio has a vibrant capacitive touchscreen that is responsive and glare free. That the buttons and volume knob allow you to easily control the radio without having to look directly at it. They also understand at this price point the operating system of this radio is going to be a bit clunky. Overall this radio provides a great value but due to the brand it is not as well received as other head units. After thoroughly testing this radio we can say that is a rare find in the cheaper head units. The overall quality is good but of course it can be improved.
Who should look for something else:
If you are looking for built in GPS Guidance that doesn’t require a phone connection or for the ability to play CD/DVDS or Sirius XM this is radio is not a good choice. This radio isn’t also isn’t good choice for someone who is looking to mirror their phone onto the screen of the radio. This radio also isn’t recommended for those who want to run a complex aftermarket audio system. This radio works great with the factory audio system in the Acura TL, MDX and TSX but with aftermarket equipment this radio doesn’t have high enough RCA output voltage or audio options to properly run multiple amplifiers. Installing a subwoofer amplifier is no problem but if you are planning to run a two or three amplifier system then we recommend a Kenwood radio with 4v-5V Preamp outputs instead.
About the Power Acoustik Brand:
Power Acoustik makes some awesome products. But in our personal opinion they sometimes suffer from quality control issues which leads to an inconsistent experience with the products they offer. Some products turn out to be great with no issues at all while others are unresponsive and noisy. This radio has been proven to be a winner for us and we can honestly recommend it. Acura Audio Garage backs this radio with a one year warranty from date of purchase so you can have peace of mind that your investment will be protected.
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